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Talk to Louisiana lawyers about access to Trane settlements funds for mesothelioma.

Louisiana – September 27, 2021

Approximately 30% of the mesothelioma cases in the United States are veterans, faulting the high use of asbestos products in the military.  Nearly all of these veterans are eligible for financial and health benefits.  The process may seem daunting, but the assistance of a mesothelioma attorney in Louisiana can benefit veterans who are in dire need of this financial assistance and access to benefits to address their illness.  Settlements from companies like Aldrich Pump LLC and Murray Boiler LLC may assist in financial relief for veterans who have contracted mesothelioma.  After paying approximately $100 million per year to defend and settle these claims, the companies have agreed to a $545 million settlement as part of a bankruptcy protection filing.

Claims.

An experienced toxic exposure attorney can guide filing actions and help with claim documentation for medical care and other documented losses for mesothelioma victims and their families.  There is no cure for mesothelioma, and the treatment is expensive, but veterans can file claims that will be covered because the risk of asbestos was not disclosed to the military, and veterans were put at risk because of  the widespread use of asbestos-laden products between 1930 and 1980. United States Government programs have been set up through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to address mesothelioma effects that diminish the quality of life, and is a factor in untimely death.  An experienced toxic exposure attorney in Louisiana can assist victims of toxic exposure and their families.

Devastating diagnosis.

Asbestos fibers that were inhaled cause malignant tumors in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart resulting in physical, emotional, and financial suffering for individuals. Symptoms can include shortness of breath and chest pain. The life expectancy for most mesothelioma patients is approximately 12 months after diagnosis.

Hire a lawyer.

Legal counsel will attempt to expedite the VA claims applications and follow-up processes as the lifespan is not long after a diagnosis has been made.  Mesothelioma patients often need extra financial assistance to help cover medical bills and treatments over the amount that a veteran’s pension allows.  A skilled toxic exposure attorney can initiate a claim supported by proof of the exposure during periods of military service.  VA compensation will be paid in accordance with the level of disability exhibited and the number of dependents the claimant has.  Veterans who suffer severe disability may be entitled to additional monthly income from the VA.  Experienced attorneys at Stag Liuzza understand how important it is to seek financial assistance through VA benefits to combat mesothelioma’s negative effects, in addition to accessing funds from entities that caused the exposure such as Trane units recent settlement.

STAG LIUZZA, LLC

One Canal Place
365 Canal Street
Suite 2850
New Orleans, LA 70130

Ph: 504-593-9600
Fax: 504-593-9601

 

Sources.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-units-of-trane-reach-proposed-545-million-settlement-in-bankruptcy-11632789200

https://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=110567

http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=109387

http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=109371

https://www.va.gov/search/?query=mesothelioma

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